2018 Writers Guild Awards Set for Sun. Feb. 11, Media Timeline Announced
2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS
New York and Los Angeles – The 2018 Writers Guild Awards (70th Annual) will be presented at concurrent ceremonies on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in New York and Los Angeles.
The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, news, radio, videogame, promotional, and graphic animation categories.
2017-2018 WGA MEDIA TIMELINE
Television-Radio-New Media Eligibility Period:
Long Form, Episodic, Animation, Children’s Script and Short Form Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017
All Other Script Categories:
First broadcast or exhibited between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017
Theatrical Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles for one week during 2017
Documentary Screenplay Eligibility Period:
Exhibited theatrically in Los Angeles or New York for one week during 2017
Videogame Eligibility Period:
Originally released between Dec. 1, 2016 and Nov. 30, 2017
Fri. Oct. 13 Deadline for submissions: TV-Radio-New Media and Paul Selvi
Fri. Oct. 13 Deadline for submissions: Drama/Comedy/New Series
Tue. Oct. 24 Preliminary Series online voting begins
Fri. Nov. 17 Deadline for submissions: Theatrical and Documentary Screenplays
Mon. Nov. 20 Deadline for submissions: Videogame Writing
Tue. Nov. 21 Deadline for Preliminary Series online voting
Tue. Dec. 5 Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
Thu. Dec. 7 Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
Wed. Jan. 3 Deadline for Preliminary Screenplay online voting
Thu. Jan. 4 Theatrical and Documentary Screenplay Nominations Announced
Mon. Jan. 8 Final Screenplay and Series online voting begins
Tue. Jan. 9 – The Contenders: Writers Guild Award-nominated films screening series
Fri. Jan. 19 Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Jan. TBA “And the Nominees Are…”: Writers Guild Award TV and New Media nominee panels – Venue: NYC (TBA)
Thu. Jan. 11 Videogame Writing Nominations Announced
Mon. Jan. 29 Deadline for Final Screenplay and Series online voting
Wed. Jan. 31 Deadline for 2018 WGA show reservations, sponsorships, & ticket sales
Thu. Feb. 1 Beyond Words – Writers Guild Award-nominated screenwriters panel at the Writers Guild Theater, Beverly Hills
Sun. Feb. 11 2018 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS (70th Annual)
New York: Edison Ballroom
Los Angeles: Beverly Hilton
For media inquiries about the 2018 WGA New York City show, please contact Jason Gordon in the WGAE Communications Department at (212) 767-7809 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries about the 2018 WGA Los Angeles show, please contact Gregg Mitchell in the WGAW Communications Department at: (323) 782-4651 or email: email@example.com.
The Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) and the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) are labor unions representing writers in motion pictures, television, cable, digital media, and broadcast news. The Guilds negotiate and administer contracts that protect the creative and economic rights of their members; conduct programs, seminars, and events on issues of interest to writers; and present writers’ views to various bodies of government. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, East, visit www.wgaeast.org. For more information on the Writers Guild of America, West, visit www.wga.org.